Albert Swayhoover was born in New York City. He studied art at the New York College at Farmingdale on Long Island, and at the School of Visual Arts, dividing his time between painting and a successful career in advertising.
The demand for his canvases increased steadily and in 1966, he left advertising to devote himself totally to painting. He is the recipient of over 25 awards, including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Award given by the Salmagundi Club of N.Y. He has had many successful one-man shows in leading galleries across America. His work has been in museum shows and on magazine covers. Some of his paintings hang in important private collections as well as the corporate collections of IBM, Chase, CBS, Raymond James and many others. With the advent of the publishing of his work as limited editions and posters, he is now one of the most collected artists in America. Posters of his work are now showing in galleries in Europe.